Mayor Ron Bellingham
Mayor Ron Bellingham Jenna Cairney

Flood survey in mail

RESIDENTS living on floodplains at Stanthorpe and Leyburn will receive a flood information survey in the mail over the coming week.

Mayor Ron Bellingham said that the council had commissioned Sinclair Knight Merz (SKM) to undertake the Stanthorpe and Leyburn Flood Studies.

"These studies will focus on the risk of flooding in Canal Creek and its tributaries in and around the town of Leyburn, as well as flooding of Quart Pot Creek and its tributaries in and around the town of Stanthorpe, and rural areas along the floodplain," Cr Bellingham said.

SKM is looking for information on previous floods in these main and tributary creeks and residents are invited to share flooding information such as records of recent floods, as well as recorded flood levels and property marks with the study team.

Cr Bellingham urged residents with historical flooding information to fill out the residents' survey and return it to the council by January 31 or to contact the survey team.

For more information, call 4661 0300 or visit www.southerndowns.qld.gov.au and follow the link to the flood study.

Residents are also welcome to complete the survey online.


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